The situation in India is becoming worse day by day. The cases have been increasing and the NGOs, fundraising organizations, the frontline workers and the Government have been working continuously against the spread of the virus and containment of it.
Wearing a mask and maintaining social distance are not the only things that matter in these hard times. A lot of people are facing many difficulties and here are some simple but effective steps you can follow in order to help your community to fight during this unprecedented time.
Sharing the skills
If you have certain skills, you can use them to educate the people about the ongoing situation and support the community. Let’s say if you are a content creator or a social media influencer you can create content about awareness or something related to the ongoing situation in the country.
A graphic designer can design posters about the precautions to be taken, coming up with some informative posts or you can even create posts for some NGOs or Fundraising organizations and help them serve the community.
Educating your community
If you are a fitness enthusiast or a nutritional coach or even a social media influencer then you can share tips with your community on how to take necessary precautions, providing different techniques to stay safe, different breathing exercises to help increase oxygen levels.
If you don’t have a community to share you can build your own community in these hard times and help people stay fit and active. Make them practice yoga or make them active through certain physical activities. You can educate them about the importance of nutrition and how it helps them during these times.
Since most of the news or information which is consumed by people is negative, you can try sharing something positive. If you are a musician you can create new covers which people would enjoy or organize certain virtual jams which would keep the people entertained.
If you are a social media influencer or a motivational speaker you can share positive thoughts and keep your community motivated.
Checking on people
You can check in with your family members, friends your neighbours or your known people. Call them up to check on their status just to ensure that they are fine. Speak to them for some time and always try your best to help them in case they require your help.
If you are unable to help try finding someone who can help them in that case. Always support each other and being there for each other is very important during this hard time.
Social Media post
Always cross check what you share on your social media account. Ensure that you don’t share any fake news, double check to find the facts and always post factual news only after you are convinced and find it legitimate.
Try not to share any hateful posts or any triggering posts on your social media profiles. Try staying away from all the negative posts and information. Support a budding creator or a business that is trying to help people during these times and finding solutions for their problems. You can share memes or some funny videos on your social media platform.
You can share useful stories or posts on your social media account. For example, posts such as Covid helpline number of your locality or if there are any NGOs providing meals for the affected family or oxygen cylinders as your post may be helpful for some family which we would never know.
Always try supporting NGOs and fundraising organizations and a small help from your side can contribute a lot to the organizations and certain families. You can even share details about the Plasma donations or any help which would help the members in the community who are going through a difficult time.
Staying home is the most important and the best way you can help the community. It would cut down the spreading of the virus and ensure that you go outside only if it very necessary. Every time you go out take the necessary precautions such as using double masking or using an N95 mask, sanitize and maintain social distance.
How can I help my community?
Get involved as a volunteer, Support local businesses, Tidy up, Help your neighbours, and Donate things. These are few ways to help your community.
Why is helping the community important?
It will enrich your life, familiarize you with your community, and connect you to people and ideas that will positively impact your perspective for the rest of your life.
How can I protect myself and others from getting COVID-19?
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, and Wear cloth face coverings in public settings.
Take all the precautions so that you and the members of your family would remain safe and secure. Do your part of the help in order to support the community and together we can break the chain and cut down the rise of the cases in the country.
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